National Geographic Live Student Matinees


Welcome to National Geographic Live Student Matinees in Seattle! National Geographic explorers, photographers, filmmakers and scientists embody the importance of living curious, responsible and empowered lives. We’re proud to present these inspiring role models through student matinees at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

National Geographic Live Student Matinees are back at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle, Washington with wildlife photojournalist Thomas Peschak on April 16, 2019 and photographer Stephen Wilkes on May 21, 2019. Keep an eye in your inbox for future student matinees!

Don't miss the opportunity to introduce your students to fascinating National Geographic Explorers, photographers, and scientists making a difference in the world today.

Tickets are $3 per student. One adult chaperone is required per 10 students and receives complimentary admission. Any additional adults can buy tickets for $5.

Programs are approximately one hour long, including a short Q&A session after the presentation. Themes and appropriate grade levels are noted for each show. Please be sure and check if the presentation is age-appropriate for your students.


National Geographic Student Matinees

Student Matinee — National Geographic Live — Wild Seas, Secret Shores

Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 10:30AM

Thomas Peschak believes sharks aren’t a reason to get out of the water; they’re a reason to get in! He’s found himself paddling kayaks alongside great white sharks in South Africa, swimming among hundreds of manta rays in the Maldives, and keeping pace with massive whale sharks in the Arabian Sea. A marine biologist turned National Geographic photographer, Peschak will take students around the world with his award-winning images and his engaging take on the ocean’s charismatic creatures.

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Student Matinee — National Geographic Live — Day to Night

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019 10:30AM

Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates his iconic Day to Night images shooting from a fixed camera angle for up to 30 hours, producing dozens of intriguing stories within a single photo. Join him as he takes students behind the scenes of his National Geographic assignment to photograph iconic bird migrations across landscapes in Kenya, Scotland, the Falkland Islands, and the Platte River in Nebraska.

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